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Whole-wheat Caprese pasta salad

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Whole-wheat Caprese pasta salad


  • Preheat the oven to 200ο C (390ο F) set to fan.
  • Halve the cherry tomatoes and put them in a baking pan. 
  • Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, the sugar, the thyme, the whole garlic, and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a pot with boiling water add salt, the rigatoni pasta, and boil according to the packet’s instructions. Drain the pasta and pour some cold water to stop it from boiling. Set aside.

For the basil oil

  • In a saucepan with boiling water, add the basil leaves and blanch them for 20-30 seconds until softened.
  • Drain and add them to a bowl with water and ice to cool and maintain their color.
  • Squeeze them well with your hands and transfer them to a blender. Add the olive oil and beat well until the leaves are completely dissolved.
  • Transfer the mixture to a strainer with a cheesecloth or a coffee filter, and let it strain well.
  • Transfer to a bottle and set aside.

To assemble

  • Put the rigatoni in your serving bowl and add 2-3 tablespoons of the basil oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the mozzarella into pieces or into balls, the cherry tomatoes, the balsamic vinegar, basil, and mix.
  • Serve with pepper, olive oil, and basil.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
20 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
34 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
18 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
4 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
34 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
24 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
12 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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